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Old 12-29-2013, 12:26 AM
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Originally Posted by "bluegoatwoid

It's easy to see that New Zealand has a culture that's descended from British culture. But did the Dutch get in there as well? There's just something about the "Zealand" part of the name that seems to point toward the Netherlands.
Abel Tasman "discovered" NZ with a bunch of Maori's living there.
Hence the Dutch name.
Captain Cook came sailing along later.
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